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Auto update module

Available version: 6.0.1.0

About files with the extension .mpif

The file with the .mpif extension is a special installation file of the ModPlus plugin (ModPlus Install File).
These files allow you to install and update all plug-in components using the auto-update module in case you do not have access to the internet or modplus.org

One of the components of the ModPlus plugin, responsible for updating and manually installing all plugin components

The executable file for the module is mpAutoUpdater.exe, which is located in the ModPlus folder. When the Configurator starts, the module starts automatically. The module works in the tray (Windows taskbar). Depending on the current status of the module, the module icon is displayed in one of four options:

iconOn - Configurator or supported product is not running. No missed events
iconOnAtention - Configurator or supported product is not running. Checking and/or update process in progress
iconOff - Configurator or supported product started. No missed events
iconOffAtention - Configurator or supported product started. Checking and/or update process in progress

Check for updates occurs after the time period specified in the settings (see below), and also after one minute after the module is started.

By double clicking on the module icon the left mouse button opens the module settings window or the Configurator (the double click processing is specified in the module settings). When you right-click the icon, the context menu of the module opens:

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The context menu contains the following items:

AutoUpdater 1.2 Check for updates

Force the update check to run.

When checking for updates plugin components and functions going on downloading and installing (if Configurator or the Autodesk product is running), or a message about the availability of updates (if Configurator or Autodesk product launched). Message when updates are available, or a message about installed updates (and error when trying to update) are displayed in a window:

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In case if there are new functions (ie functions missing from the user) when checking for updates, a window appears with a list of functions in which you can either install them or check them out so that the module no longer informs about their installation. This checkbox is also available in the Configurator in the list of functions for undefined functions.

When updating the auto update module, the update message is displayed in a standard Windows information window that pops up in the lower right corner of the screen. The current version of the module is displayed in the settings window (see below)

AutoUpdater 1.3 Change story

This item opens the history of changes on the site in the default browser

AutoUpdater 1.4 Manual installation/updates

This item is not available if the Configurator or the Autodesk product is running. For all plug-in components and for all functions on the site, it is possible to download the current version in the form of an installation file with the extension .mpif (ModPlus Install File). In case you do not have access to the internet, you can install or update the plug-in components manually, after downloading the installation files:

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Install from file – installation or update from the specified installation file with the extension .mpif

Install from folder – installation or update from the specified folder in which are located installation files with the extension .mpif

AutoUpdater 1.5 Open Configurator

Running ModPlus Configurator

AutoUpdater 1.5 Settings

This menu item opens the module settings window:

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Autoloading module with Windows – check the box to the module is automatically loaded with Windows. Recommended!

Update check period – specifies the amount of time (counting from the launch of the module) through which the update is checked. Available Values: 30 min, 1 hour, 2 hours, 4 hours, 8 hours

If updates are available – variant of the event if updates are available. Available Values: Automatically set (Recommended), Ask

When installing new functions – variant of the event when installing new functions. Available values: Rebuild the standard adaptation menu (similar to the "Construct standard" button on the Adaptation tab in the Configurator), Do not rebuild the menu (in this case you will need to run the Configurator and add the new function in the menu on the Adaptation tab manually)

Double-click on the tray icon - variant of the event, which occurs when double clicking the left mouse button on the tray icon. Available Values: Open the Auto Update module settings, Open Configurator.

Close – Close this window while saving the selected settings. All settings of the auto-update module are stored in the registry.

AutoUpdater 1.6 Exit

Closing the Auto Update Module